concur with the scentiment here, but you have to know when the currents of real change have truly drowned you out. i.e., SMH & I feel ya. :-)
I'm conflicted; should I give Will the benefit of the doubt that the grammar errors in this piece were intentional? Should I instead hound him?
No, for I will now propose a revised title for this column: "Old Man Yells At Cloud."
As a former newspaper editor and as a fluent speaker of the English language, I thank you for this column. The absolute worst is when I receive a mass email from some sort of campaign asking me for money and the campaign cannot bother to proofread the email.
Thank you for the reminder that writing DOES matter!
Awesome...couldn't have said it better myself?
Great article and thanks for the refresher on how to punctuate a command. I think I am guilty of this far too often. Reminds me of a road sign seen recently that was suggesting "sign up soon before it is to late"
where are all the people's comments? Thank you Will Moredock for your continued genuine history of this state which most racists keep forcing repeats upon us all... could you take a closer look at Ambassador West's footprints in Saudi Arabia? Inquiring minds need to know
The FCC has ruled that television stations must keep records on the purchasers, cost and frequency of political ads run, and to make those records available to the public. This provides transparency, and lets the public know exactly who is trying to influence elections.
Media Reform SC went in the front door of Fox 24 and requested those records. The staff at Fox 24 was extremely professional and provided all the documents in less than 15 minutes. We talked to sales staff NOT reporters, certainly not former reporters. "Angry Bird" is just wrong.
"Angry bird" (above) reports having heard that Media Reform SC has been "reaching out" to former Fox News employees. I'm a member of MRSC and nope, we've done nothing like that. We're a non-partisan group working for more objective, diverse and inclusive news media so as to better support the democratic system we all cherish. The more accurate the information we have, the better the decisions we'll make as a society.
Cheesy tabloids have exploited the dim witted since the advent of movable type, so nothing new with Fox News. The scary thing is, that a modern culture so awash in information is no more media savvy than 19th century sod busters queuing up behind the snake oil wagon. But unlike Orwell's vision, we have managed to dovetail propaganda consumption with consumer capitalism, so that money is changing hands and jobs are being created - which is good. Fox and the many other political entertainment outlets are on their knees nightly, praying to the spirit of P.T.Barnum that President Obama wins reelection, and the gravy train keeps on rolling.
Facts are available from numerous news sources. Anyone that needs another person on TV to "comment", "interpret", etc on said facts is stupid or lazy or both. This applies to both of the distasteful extremes we are burdened with in American politics today, obviouly.
Moredock the hypocrite. He must be for going after someone else's platform to spew slanted information when that's what he does here (god, I hope they don't pay him for this). This certainly underscores Liberal bs about tolerating opposing views and being inclusive. Moredock is anything but those things. How about we just leave the people with their freedom to choose their news sources. Be it, MSNBC, Fox, or The Daily Show. When we talk censorship (and it comes from the Left, like Willy here) then it's a bridge too far.
I seriously doubt that the Fox definition of "left" and "right" even matches the crippled and wrong definition of those terms used by the bulk of the rest of this country.
I suppose thats why Fox is #1 in Cable News as well as other programs, O'reilly. Hannity, etc. Live with it folks....at least Fox does always have the left and the right on together on most issues. They cover Both sides. so ! what's the problem ? Hmmm.
The irony is that most Fox News' viewers are the people who complain the most about it.
I think the reporter was trying to point the hypocrisy of the state legislator, toward SCSU, and how they are ready to through out SCSU board, but never brought up the school mention for worse accusation ( the Transportation money was accounted for http://thetandd.com/news/article_65e2d4a2-… but the state conservative media never reported it).
A side note if SCSU board was resolved SCSU would have lost accredation.
A better question would be which network lies more?
I heard that the folks at Media Reform SC were reaching out to former Fox News employees in the region, hoping to create some negative news about Fox News like Gawker a while back. The timing of this piece is VERY interesting since this tidbit just came out less than 2 weeks ago. Hmm...
"Critics of MSNBC have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political left and the Democratic Party, which MSNBC President Phil Griffin has confirmed to be true."
And here's the clear difference. MSNBC acknowledges their bias in a number of ways. Fox News insists that it has no bias.
Maybe you should write a book about George Soros in addition to Murdoch.
Will could have done a column devoted to all biased media, but in support of his own political leanings, he only attacked one of the outlets and didn't call for a boycott of any, but the media that doesn't agree with him.
Freedom of the press indeed.
Critics of MSNBC have accused the network of having a bias favoring the political left and the Democratic Party, which MSNBC President Phil Griffin has confirmed to be true.
Commentators have described MSNBC as having a bias towards left-leaning politics and the Democratic Party. In November 2007, a New York Times article stated that MSNBC's prime-time lineup is tilting more to the left.
Washington Post media analyst Howard Kurtz has stated that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News
A poll conducted by Farleigh Dickinson University concluded that MSNBC viewers are the second most uninformed on certain issues, behind Fox News viewers. Dan Cassino, analyst for the PublicMind poll said "People who tune into ideological media are motivated to hear their side of the debate and so you can have someone who watches MSNBC be so used to hearing about protests coming from the right that they automatically believe that Occupy is mostly a Republican protest."
Some Democratic Party supporters, most notably former Democratic Governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell and Clinton advisor Lanny Davis criticized MSNBC during and after the 2008 Democratic Primaries, as covering Barack Obama more favorably than Hillary Clinton.
Rendell said, "MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," and called their coverage "absolutely embarrassing."
On November 13, 2009, in the days leading up to the release of 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue, MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan used photoshopped pictures of Palin on the channel's Morning Meeting program. Ratigan apologized a few days later stating, "I want to apologize to Governor Palin and all of our viewers. On Friday, in a very misguided attempt to have some fun in advance of Sarah Palin’s upcoming book Going Rogue, our staff mistakenly used some clearly photoshopped images of Ms. Palin without any acknowledgment."
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